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Rajagiri college of social sciences

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) was established as a result of the indefatigable industry and foresight of the CMI Congregation. Rajagiri College of Social Science was accredited with ‘A’ Grade (3.70 out of 4) in 2013 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC. The college has been conferred with Autonomous status by University Grants Commission in 2014. Rajagiri School of Social Work, started in the year 1955 was one of the pioneering institutions in south India, establishing programmes and setting standards in the field of social work education. The Social Work academic programs range from Bachelors to Doctoral programme. The presence of live labs in the campus add quality to education through experience.

The International centre for Consortium Research in Social Care Disciplines

The International centre for Consortium Research in Social Care Disciplines brings together researchers across the world to design social care practice models, to integrate health care systems, to promote health and wellbeing and to develop health policies through evidence based interventions. It helps in bridging the gap between Knowledge and Practice and to strengthen the field of Social Care Research.

The creation of this consortium brings together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines across the world to conduct multicentre research in the field of health and mental health to enhance health standards of the community. The centre collaborates with the experts in diverse disciplines such as medicine, public health, social work, psychology, nursing and health policy. The inter-disciplinary nature of the consortium strengthens its ability to generate evidence based interventions and policies for the promotion of health and wellbeing.

Objectives of the centre

  • Bringing the researchers in different fields of social care in national and international level to work on the major themes like health, mental health, community health care and health policy
  • Development of relevant research themes each year and carry out multi- sectorial, multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional and multi-centred research in collaboration with the consortium members.
  • Submitting joint research proposals to the national and international funders (agencies and sponsors)
  • Development of research competencies among consortium research members through mutual exchange of knowledge and resources.
  • Bringing out quality publications in high impact national and international journals

Membership in the Centre

    Potential partners can join the consortium according to the regulations and directives validated by the core committee. Researchers are required to sign an agreement on the collaboration, confidentiality maintenance and mutual responsibilities.

  • Each member of the consortium is entitled to contribute to the research activities and development.
  • The members will include researchers, practitioners and academicians both nationally and internationally from the fields of health care, mental health, public health and social work.
  • Researchers are expected to continue their responsibilities during the specified period mentioned in the agreement.






Projects

Major projects under the consortium:

2. ICSSR – IMPRESS

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3. CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY – NOSSAL INSTITUTE,UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE



THEMES

1. Quality of life of children placed with mentally ill parents receiving mental health services

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2. Psychosocial needs of caregivers of elderly with dementia

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3. Risk factors for self harm behavior

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4. Health predictors of Gynaecological cancer patients

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Publications

Major Publications:

Mental health intervention at the
workplace: A psychosocial care model

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Cohort profile: social well-being and determinants of health study (SWADES), Kerala, India.

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The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research. London

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News & Events

The UGC-UKIERI funded by UGC and British council was commenced officially on May

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The Indian team visited UK for attending training on scoping review, Proposal writing for institutional review board, Ethics in research, Qualitative and Quantitative questionnaire preparation and interviewing

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In June 2018, the UK team visited India, to collaboratively work on the Scoping review article, finalizing on the papers, analysing the quantitative data

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DYUTI – An information dissemination Initiative ( UKIERI)

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In May 2019, Rajagiri college of social science signed MoU with the University of Melbourne

Research capacity building programs

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Our staff

Fr. Saju M.D, MPhil, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Phone : +91 9895346190

Email : saju@rajagiri.edu

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Prof. Kiran Thampi

Project Director

Phone : +91 9846281015

Email : kiran.thampis@gmail.com


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Dr. Rajeev S.P

Additional Director

Phone : +91 9847891414

Email : rajeev@rajagiri.edu


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Dr. Bindiya M Varghese

Director Systems

Phone : +91 9846281188

Email : bindiya@rajagiri.edu

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Ms Anuja Maria Benny

Project Coordinator

Phone : +91 9526814307

Email : anujamaria2313@gmail.com

Ms Lorane Scaria

Research Officer

Phone : +91 8943331172

Email : loraneskaria222@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Two day international workshop on development of complex interventions

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International workshop on Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

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Indian research team visited the University of York during the month of April. The main sessions included scoping review, Proposal writing for institutional review board, Ethics in research, Qualitative and Quantitative questionnaire preparation and interviewing.

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RESEARCH INTEREST

Our Research Centres

Center 1

International centre for consortium research in social care disciplines (ICRS)
Rajagiri college of social sciences(autonomus)
Rajagiri P.O kalamassery
cochin- 683104,Kerala,India
T: +91 4842555564,2911111,22911540
F: +91 4842532862

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Contact Info

International centre for consortium research in social care disciplines (ICRS)
Rajagiri college of social sciences(autonomus)
Rajagiri P.O kalamassery
cochin- 683104,Kerala,India
T: +91 4842555564,2911111,22911540
F: +91 4842532862